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Ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management network
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
  • Nelson K Y Leung, RMIT International University Vietnam
  • Seung Hwan Kang, Payap University
  • Sim Kim Lau, University of Wollongong
  • Joshua Fan, University of Wollongong
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
Knowledge management encourages organizations to create and use knowledge continuously to gain competitive advantage. Some knowledge management approaches are industry specific, theoretical and procedure-wise without consideration of system interoperation. The lack of interoperability means heterogeneous systems from different organizations are unable to communicate, cooperate, exchange, and reuse knowledge with one another. Thus a collaborative interorganizational network is necessary. In this paper, we propose the use of ontology for organizations to access and retrieve inter-organizational knowledge in a similar domain. The incorporation of ontology and its mediation methods in the network allows organizations to reuse the interorganizational knowledge to support individual organizational knowledge management processes. A case study illustrating ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management network over publication services among universities and business sectors is included.
RIS ID
30722
Citation Information
Nelson K Y Leung, Seung Hwan Kang, Sim Kim Lau and Joshua Fan. "Ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management network" Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management Vol. 4 (2009) p. 37 - 50
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